Best Colleges For Vets Track Veterans’ Academic Success

Career College Central summary:

  • How well do veteran students fare academically at schools around the country? Answering that question is much harder than you might think.
  • The Department of Education keeps stats in dozens of categories, from breakdowns of a school's recent hires by race and gender to data on how many students accepted to a school actually enroll. But if you want to know how vets or military students are doing, you're out of luck. What's worse, one common statistic used to track academic success, the graduation rate, is calculated in a way that completely excludes most current and former troops.
  • In recent years, schools have begun putting more effort into tracking how well their student veterans are doing. So this year, for the first time, in addition to evaluating schools' veteran-focused operations, Military Times also considered more than a dozen different measures of academic success, quality and rigor, as reported by schools themselves and the Education Department, to develop the rankings. Schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic quality, academic policies and financial aid.

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